By Anthony Savonarota
What’s great about Adult Summer Camps is that the participants get to choose how much they’d like to symbolically turn the clock back to their youths.
For example, those who want to go all out have the option of “Canadian Adventure Camp”. As one of the earliest adult camps that started over forty years ago, “Canadian Adventure Camp” on Lake Temagami has been giving adults the opportunity to live like a kid during Labour Day weekend, and for less than five hundred dollars! Activities include water skiing, kayaking, rock climbing and surf biking.
On the other hand, for grown ups who want the responsibility (or lack thereof) of child campers but by still being able to keep the freedom of grown men and women could try “Camp No Counselors”, where all those involved get to do decide what to do unsupervised.....with cabins, sailing, arts and crafts, and chef-inspired meals provided of course.
Were you that kid in your class or family who had a hobby you pretty much devoted yourself entirely to? Like it was pretty much a career for you (until you got a real one that is)? Well do not think they aren’t camp experiences to rekindle your yesteryear, in fact your type has many to choose from! Music lovers can give themselves a week long concert by attending “Lake field Music Camp”. Only an hour and thirty minutes from Toronto, this music camp attracts amateur musicians from across the world for an intense, seven-day jam session that requires no auditions!
Even for those whose passion or affiliation with a subculture came after they passed their kid years, they can still see what it would have been like with camps such as “The Zombie Survival Group” (for all things The Walking Dead related), and “The Jamboree LGBT Summer Camp”, which goes from August 21 to 28 and features activities such as canoeing, sailing, swimming, a talent show and various land sports.
Adult summer camps ultimately fulfill the same purposes of a regular camp; to learn how to bond with others, appreciate outside, and learn how to relax. How could anyone ever be too old for that?